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Treatments For Hepatitis G

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Hepatitis G "treatment"

I recently came to understand that medium/long term infection with the socalled Hepatitis G virus will lengthen the life expectancy of HIV infected persons. Been HIV+ for 5 years and tested neg for Hep G, is there a definate way of exposing myself...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hi, thanks for posting. Even though there are data that hep G infection is linked to a better prognosis in persons with HIV infection this does not mean that the benefits of infection outweigh the risks. So this approach of purposfully using one... Read more »

Hepatitis G, also known as GBV-C

I just read on the news 11/oct/06 that harmless persistent GB virus type C / Hepatitis G infection... Read more »

HEP A IgG AB POSITIVE

I HAVE A SALTY /BITTER TASTE,ELEVATED AMYLASE ,S AST/ALT LEVELS AND TESTED POSITIVE FOR HEP A IgG... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Studies Suggest Hepatitis G Virus Slows Down the AIDS Virus

...prolonging survival of AIDS patients. The findings confirm earlier, smaller studies showing that patients with both HIV and hepatitis G lived longer than those infected with HIV alone. The hepatitis G virus, discovered in 1995, does not appear to... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Hepatitis G: The Nice Virus?

...disease progression. But recent studies have suggested that there may be a co-factor that actually benefits people with HIV. The hepatitis G virus (HGV, also known as GB virus C) is commonly found in people co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Other Viral Hepatitis Infections

...duringpregnancy. Hepatitis F -- thought to be a new virus similar tohepatitis B, but recent research failed to confirm this. Hepatitis G (HGBV-C) -- a virus with structuralsimilarities to hepatitis C. The role and importance ofhepatitis G... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...explain the relatively strong correlation between HCV positivity and alcohol/drugs. In the case of hepatitis C its similar for hepatitis G - we can apparently still hope for a self-correction of science, because of the lack of clinical... Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Abel S, Cesaire R, Cales-Quist D, Bera O, Sobesky G, Cabie A. Occupational transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus after a punch. Clin Infect Dis 2000 Dec;31(6):1494-5 Center for Information and Care on Human... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »